And you can watch amazing assault in its entirety, all 156 turns of it and from on board, in the video we’ve unearthed below.
The event is nicknamed appropriately the ‘Race to the Clouds’; the 12.4-mile course twists and climbs to 5000 feet to the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rockies. It has been running since 1916, meaning that among American car race events only the Indianapolis 500 has been running longer.
Loeb took it on in a Peugeot 208 T16, the car’s first competitive outing, and didn’t so much as beat the existing track record as obliterate it. The previous record in the ‘unlimited class’ stood at 9min 46.164sec. Loeb cut the beam at 8min 13.878sec.